A MASS public sit-in to protest about the possible closure of a nationally acclaimed Liverpool shopping arcade in India Buildings will take place tomorrow.
Fears that the marble Holt’s Arcade in India Buildings will be closed to shoppers prompted tenant Wayne Colquhoun to organise the peaceful demonstration as part of his Save Our Shops (SOS) campaign.
Mr Colquhoun wants anyone interested in Liverpool’s heritage to join the 10-minute sit-in tomorrow at 1.30pm.
Mr Colquhoun, 52, who runs antiques shop Circa 1900, said: "This is a short, peaceful protest to show India Buildings’ owner Green Property how much everyone cares about this incredible building."
Leading UK heritage campaigner and former Twentieth Society chairman Dr Gavin Stamp also gave his support.
He said: "The owners must be complete idiots if they cannot see the potential of this noble and elegant shopping arcade, one of the best of in Britain."
Green Property, the owner of Grade II-listed US-style office block, which was built in 1923-37, has given contradictory statements about the arcade’s future and closure of its Brunswick Street entrance.